In a message dated 98-04-19 19:03:08 EDT, [log in to unmask] writes:
> salvation of non-Christians possible:
> Excerpts are included.
> The entire article should be read for accuracy and completeness.
> While the Presbyterian Church has been through many changes
> through Calvin, English & Scottish monarchs, American Revolution,
> predestination, etc., this seems to be aimed at its Celtic roots
> where death and the afterlife were natural and not determined by
> grace, salvation, dogma, church rulers, good-deeds, etc.
> I would like to think that this also has elements of the
> Beltane/Gathering of the Clans spirit as we approach Beltane.
> Additionally, as the article mentions, this proposed "openness
> . . . toward people of other faiths. " and non-Christians, as
> proposed by the Presbyterians is welcome.
This is a wonderful development!!! I can remember being told as a child, by
the nuns, that my Jewish friends could not go to heaven and being made to
stand out in the hall because I refused to accept that answer. Too bad the
Catholic church couldn't have led the way on this one. Oh well, I guess that's
why I quit and call myself a "recovering Catholic". No offense meant to anyone
who is still a practicing Catholic, just my opinion.
Linda :O) :O
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through
temporary periods of joy." W.B. Yeats